Year of the Monkey


We last celebrated a Chinese New Year of the Monkey in 2016, so there is some way to go before the next one, in 2028! But it does mean that you might have Monkey children in your classroom, nursery or home - so you might like to check out the resources we have below!

Year of the Monkey 2016

"This Monkey year, I give you five monkeys:
the ingenuity of the macaque,
the health and happiness of the monkey,
the leisure and wealth of monkey-kind,
the lightheartedness of apes and monkeys,
and intelligence and wit surpassing the Monkey King."
​A traditional greeting for the Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey Dates

Was someone you know born in the Year of the Monkey? Find out by looking at the dates below...

  • 6th February 1932 - 25th January 1933
  • 25th January 1944 - 12th February 1945
  • 12th February 1956 - 30th January 1957
  • 30th January 1968 - 16th February 1969
  • 16th February 1980 - 4th February 1981
  • 4th February 1992 - 22nd January 1993
  • 22nd January 2004 - 8th February 2005
  • 8th February 2016 - 27th January 2017

Next Year of the Monkey

26th January 2028 - 12th February 2029

Monkey Characteristics

Everyone knows the monkey has brains and is a little on the cheeky side! They are also enthusiastic and cheerful, quick-witted and creative. They are prepared to help others and will always find a clever way around a problem. Monkeys love to learn, too.

Our Year of the Monkey Resources

Year of the Monkey colouring pages
Get the colouring pencils out and the printer warmed up because we've got lots of colouring fun...
Year of the Monkey Printables
Get the printer ready for Chinese New Year 2016 and the Year of the Monkey! We've got lots of...
Year of the Monkey Puzzles
Our Year of the Monkey Puzzles are designed to be fun and appealing to the children - a perfect...
Year of the Monkey Worksheets
Chinese New Year in 2016 is a great excuse to get some monkey business into the classroom or home!...

More Monkey Fun

Monkey Crafts for Kids
All new, original monkey crafts to enjoy with the kids!
Monkey Crafts

Monkey Theme for Kids
More monkey activities at Activity Village, including colouring pages and fun printables...

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